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July 5, 2015 – 1:50 pm

You heard me. Fish hatchery. To be honest, I have been to many fish hatcheries in my life, but only one in state of Oregon—the Willamette Fish Hatchery on the eastern edge of Oakridge.
In general, …

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Oregon’s Most Awesome Fish Hatchery

July 5, 2015 – 1:50 pm
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You heard me. Fish hatchery. To be honest, I have been to many fish hatcheries in my life, but only one in state of Oregon—the Willamette Fish Hatchery on the eastern edge of Oakridge.
In general, …

Hiking the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

June 29, 2015 – 3:31 pm
View from Platform

Continuing our exploration of the Oregon Coast, this past weekend’s road trip brought us to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a 40-mile stretch of sand dunes located to the north of Reedsport and the south …

Kid-Friendly Venues in Albany, Oregon

June 18, 2015 – 5:10 pm
The Pix Couches

With a population hovering around 50,000 Oregonians, Albany is one of the twenty most populous cities in the state. Named in honor of  Albany, New York, the Oregon counterpart has the largest variety of historical …

Albany Carousel, Albany, Oregon

June 11, 2015 – 11:35 am
unicorn

Located at 503 1st Avenue on the Western edge of downtown historic Albany, Oregon is the Historic Carousel & Museum—a building scheduled to be demolished in about three years. And when this happens, the Albany …

Exploring the Oregon Coast

May 30, 2015 – 2:26 pm
View from Heceta

New residents of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, we’re enamored by the Pacific Ocean. About a one-hour drive from our new house, we’re venturing out from Florence, Oregon.
Here are some of our initial favorites.
Devil’s Churn …

Central Oregon Hot Springs: Belknap Hot Springs, Lodge and Gardens

May 30, 2015 – 1:44 pm
Upper Camp Site

Balknap Hot Springs is one of three Central Oregon hot springs within an easy one-hour drive of Eugene. Located on the McKenzie River, the springs were discovered and initially developed by R.S. Belknap in 1869. …

Road Trip to the Original Cache

May 30, 2015 – 1:08 pm
Tree Peek

If you are a geocacher, you know finding the Original Stash Tribute Cache (GCGV0P) is like the Holy Grail of geocaching.
Here’s an excerpt from the cache description:
On May 3, 2000, a five-gallon bucket was …

Aliens in Oregon: McMinnville UFO Festival

May 30, 2015 – 10:25 am
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Portland, Oregon lays claim to general weirdness, but nearby McMinnville embraces quirky for a long weekend each May.
Published in LIFE magazine in 1950, grainy black-and-white photos taken in at the Trent family farm in the …

Local Food in Joseph, Oregon

July 19, 2011 – 8:19 am
m. crow & company

One of the best parts of road tripping is that while you enjoy the journey, you can stop to learn about what’s around you.Instead of just flying over the heartland and looking at the farms that grow food for the world, you can stop, talk to farmers and ranchers and decide what your family needs to do to eat healthier.

Planning Your Next VaCachen

September 12, 2010 – 5:55 pm
Black Hills, South Dakota

The latest trend in family vacations is geocaching on the road. Road Trips for Families is Still on VaCachen and playing in the nation’s largest high-tech treasure hunt.